Mole flavors started to speak to me so I used raw cacao to give the sauce depth. Horseradish and harissa bring on the lingering heat of the sauce. Once it’s all cooked and blended, it becomes rich, silky, dark and tangy with a hint of spice.

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Elote is a popular Mexican street food, a grilled corn on the cob slathered with a crema mayonnaise mixture. Delicious, but not so easy on the stomach and hips. Using an easy substitute of Greek yogurt brings this street food home for me. Because I cut the kernals from the cob and served them in […]

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This month’s recipe swap is a Jelly Cake – two layers of a spice cake with jelly between the layers. The goal of the swap is to modify the recipe by at least 3 ingredients or modify the method. I wanted to play pretty close to the original ingredients but really deviate from the the […]

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This isn’t a true hummus, which calls for chickpeas and tahini; it’s a lentil spread or dip or salad topper — perfect for sandwiches and snacking. The lemon adds a brightness which is perfect on grilled chicken and veggies (I used it on a lettuce wrap filled with just such items).

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